Theater, science, photography, music on the program this weekend

A pre-St. St. Patrick’s Day concert, a barn dance and a photography exhibition by six local women: they share space on the Olympic North Peninsula route for this weekend.

Here is a sampling of art, theater and music.

• Port Angeles Center for Fine Arts presents its new show, “Science Stories: A Collaboration of Book Artists and Scientists,” starting tonight.

The free, public Opening Reception is from 5-7 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Then, the exhibition remains visible until May 29.

For more details on the art exhibition and its related activities, visit PAFAC.org or call 360-457-3532.

• Geoffrey’s Castle The 17th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Concert takes place tonight at the Naval Elks Ballroom, 131 E. First St., Port Angeles. The 7 p.m. show, presented by the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts, features electric violinist Castle and his All-Star band Celtic Night; tickets range from $10 for children 14 and under to $25 general.

See jffa.org for more information or call 360-457-5411.

• “Baskertown”, comedy mystery at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, has its final performances this weekend. In this saga, Sherlock Holmes (Tim Thorn) and Dr. Watson (Peter Stone) investigate a legendary curse on the Baskerville family. All the while, another 40 roles are played by a handful of other actors who change costumes and characters in public view.

Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Tickets – $15 general, $8 students – are available at www.pacommunityplayers.org and at the door of the theater if there are any left. All patrons must show proof of full vaccinations through the end of this show’s run.

• “Imagined reality”, The Olympic Theater Arts improv comedy show returns Saturday night to OTA, 414 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. Tickets are $10 for the 7 p.m. show, and details await at olympictheatrearts.org and 360-683-7326.

• Beaver Valley Barn Jam has its finale on Saturday night at White Lotus Farm & Inn, 3723 Beaver Valley Road, Port Ludlow.

These outdoor dances have been taking place since October; like the rest, this one is open to the community.

Crews from White Lotus, Space Twins, Salish Sound and IAMS host the jam from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; donations are welcome and participants are encouraged to carpool to the farm.

• “Six points of view: the fine arts by Pacific Northwest Women Photographers” opens this weekend at Studio Bob, the event space located at 118 ½ E. Front St. in downtown Port Angeles.

Admission is free, all ages are welcome, and guests can bring their well-behaved dogs.

This exhibition, featuring photographers Peg Hanson, Lori Moilanen, Marian Bodart, Mary Swartz, Suzanne DeMerci Anaya and Susan White, is open to the public from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Refreshments will be available for purchase at both.

To learn more about Studio Bob, check out facebook.com/Studiobobupstairs or visit studio_bob on Instagram.

• The Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents “Russian Guitar and Flute by Beethoven for our friends in Ukraine” this Sunday.

Music from France, Germany, Russia and Italy will flow as guitarist Oleg Timofeyev and flautist Jeffrey Cohan perform at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 1020 Jefferson St., Port Townsend .

The 2 p.m. performance features Timofeyev on a 207-year-old Russian seven-string guitar and Cohan playing an eight-key flute made in London in 1820.

Participants must present proof of vaccination and wear a mask inside the church. The suggested donation is $15 to $25 while children 18 and under will be admitted free.

For more information about the early music festival and its upcoming concert in April, call 360-385-0770 or visit www.salishseafestival.org.

• Live music pours in at Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 124 Center Road, Chimacum, all weekend.

The farm’s Cider Garden is the place to be for PT KokoNuts from 5-7 p.m. tonight. This duo features keyboardist Pete Lack and bassist Max Lehman playing covers and originals in a smooth dub style.

Next is Laborer, a reggae artist from Tacoma, playing 6-8 p.m. Saturday, and Dead Lee, the cosmic-Americana-folk duo of Kara Harris and Brian Koch, performing 2-4 p.m. Sunday.

At each of these concerts, a $5 cover charge begins half an hour before the live music begins.

For details, see finnriver.com in the Visit menu; then select Events.

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Jefferson County Senior Reporter Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-417-3509 or [email protected]




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